stafF & Board


Will Picard

Executive Director

Will Picard is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Modern Middle East Studies and Southwest Asian Conflict Studies. His senior thesis explored the importance of the Sa‘dah wars in the context of modern Yemeni history. Will first visited Yemen in 1999, when he was 17 years old. He has studied Yemeni history and contemporary affairs ever since.

Will directs the YPP’s day-to-day operations, manages the organization’s website and Twitter account, writes for the Blog, and hosts the Mafraj Radio podcast. He can be reached at picard[at]yemenpeaceproject[dot]org.

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Eric Eikenberry

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Eric received a B.A. in International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to completing his master's studies, he worked as an advocacy associate at Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, where he conducted reporting on gross human rights violations in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Eric is committed to pushing back against the US government's reflexive support for autocrats in the MENA region, and to promoting nonviolent social movements striving for political, social, and economic reforms.

Eric directs YPP's policy and advocacy program to ensure US foreign policy in Yemen complies with international law and reflects the needs and interests of Yemenis and Yemeni Americans. He can be reached at eric[at]yemenpeaceproject[dot]org.


Mohammed Alian

Research & Policy Intern

 

Grace Easterly

Policy & Advocacy Intern


Amelia Johnson

Policy & Advocacy Intern

 

Erica Stuke

Policy & Advocacy Intern



OUR BOARD


DANa M.
MOSS

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

ALIYA
NAIM

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

GREGORY
GEBHARDT

TREASURER

Mohamed Alyajouri

BOARD MEMBER


 

B. DONOVAN PICARD

BOARD MEMBER